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Jake L

Jake L

Name: Jake Land
Age: 19
Year of the Fix: 2014
Location: New Mills, Derbyshire
Campaign: To raise awareness about anxiety disorder

I had my first panic attack when I was 11. At first it was just every so often, like once a week, but now it can be every day.

 

Because my anxiety’s become so bad, I’ve had to drop out of school.

 

People have seen me having an attack and accused me of being drunk, which made me feel quite low like no one was there for me.

 

With Fixers, I'm going to be making a film to raise awareness about the disorder.

 

To be finally given a voice feels amazing because I know that it’s going to help people.

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with my Fix:

 

Cat Shaw David Cooper
Dylan Edwards Edward Hall
Emma Lowes George Taylor
Heidi Mattocks Holly Maddison-Pendlebury
Jack Doherty Jacob Ryan
Joshua Fawcett Karl Otty
Laura Johnson Laura Nuttall
Lois Chague Lorna Williams
Milo Waters Nancy Brookes
Rebecca Calderwood Rhiannon Brightmore
Robyn Hughes Zac Aimson
Zac Bilbao  

Mind in Salford

Markus Greenwood, Chief Executive of Mind in Salford, was interviewed for my broadcast story.

 

June 2014

A story about my Fixers campaign was featured in the Buxton Advertiser and the Derbyshire Times.

 

February 2014

After my story was featured on ITV News, I was invited to meet Andrew Bingham MP to talk about my campaign.

 

He was very supportive of the project and suggested contacting the county council to see what help we can get with promoting it in schools.

 

There was also talk of forwarding the film to the Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove.

 

My meeting with Mr Bingham was covered by the Derbyshire Times. You can click here to read the piece.

 

 Fixer Jake Land meeting Andrew Bingham MP 


After watching my broadcast story, here is what some viewers had to say.

 

'Jake’s news story described my exact feelings in my day-to-day life and even my husband has just I think realised by hearing his story how bad it actually is as I became very emotional whilst watching it.

 

'I would like to commend Jake for his campaign and can appreciate what he has to deal with. Thank you as well for highlighting the effects so well.'

 

'Well done, mate. I suffer from anxiety and it's awful at times. Wishing you a good recovery.'

 

'Great website. I too suffer from panic attacks and agrophobia. Keep up the good work!'

 

My story was also covered in the Buxton Advertiser. Click here to read the article.

 

January 2014

I was interviewed on High Peak Radio about my Fixers campaign. 

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